Building Professional Connections (PhDs and Postdocs)

For PhD students and postdocs, a strong professional network is be one of your most important assets.  In fact, the Office of Career Strategy recommends that you spend a significant portion of your career development efforts towards developing professional connections.  Networking gives you the opportunity to:

  • Learn about careers, job functions and workplace cultures
  • Build your communications and interviewing skills
  • Develop your professional narrative and practice explaining the relevance of your skill set
  • Ask questions about the most important skills in your career of interest so that you can strategically build those skills while at Yale
  • Get on the inside track to hiring decisions; numerous studies report that the percentage of jobs gotten through networking is surprisingly high.

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Yale 2021 3-Minute Thesis Competition: View Finalists & Vote!

Yale 2021 3-Minute Thesis Competition: View Finalists & Vote!

Register to attend our 2021 3-Minute Thesis Awards Ceremony (Saturday, April 17th, 3:30pm ET) via Zoom today!

Watch the videos from this year’s 3-Minute Thesis finalists!

Submit your vote for your favorites!

There are predictable hurdles in turning a massive …

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Cross Campus Graduate and Professional Mentorship

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What is Cross Campus G&P Mentorship?

By leveraging our Cross Campus online community, the Yale Alumni Association arranges mentor-mentee relationships between students of Yale’s participating graduate and professional schools and their alumni.

This is a 1:1 relationship. Each mentor is …

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Professional Development Workshops with the Yale Graduate Consulting Club

Professional Development Workshops with the Yale Graduate Consulting Club

OCS and the Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) are co-hosting a Resume and Networking Workshop for graduate students and postdocs on Wednesday (2/24) 4-6pm. In this dedicated 2-hour workshop, we will cover essential skills of building and writing strong …

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Yale 2020 3-Minute Thesis Competition: View Finalists

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There are predictable hurdles in turning a massive research project into a succinct 3 minute summary.  More so when that 3 minute summary is intended for a lay-audience, as opposed to experts in that given field!  In any other year,

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CareerShift

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CareerShift, licensed by the OCS, is a job aggregator and a powerful tool for searching internship and full-time positions posted across thousands of employer websites and other public sites. It also allows the job seeker to find millions of contacts …

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